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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 The Rover, or The Banished Cavaliers Aphra Behn
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6/14/11 Restoration playhouses  were smaller than London  open-air theaters of the late  sixteenth century, holding no  more than 600 spectators, all  seated within 35 feet of the  stage.  Boxes above the sides of  stage displayed the  audience, and frequently  spectators were seated  onstage where they  interrupted actors.  Auditorium and stage were lit  by candelabra.
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6/14/11 Playhouses, Audience,  The theater was a social arena for social classes —women wore masks ( vizards ) to disguise  themselves, often to set up rendezvous similar  to the love affairs performed on stage.  Charles II allowed for women actors in order to  replace boys playing female roles; this led to  sexually charged scenarios as actresses often 
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6/14/11 Comedy Comedy of manners is a genre in which plays 
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